Sunday, July 22, 2007

Fratelli and Bar Dué

Fratelli recently expanded into the space next door, creating Bar Dué. It's dark, candle-lit, has a small bar and a long bench seat with 5 or 6 two-top tables. I tried two cocktails that I really liked, a pear-tini (Grey Goose Pear odka, fresh lemon & Amaretto) and a Mezzaluna Orange Martini (Mezzaluna vodka, Grand Marnier & fresh squeezed orange juice). The Happy Hour menu is broken into Pizzette and Small Plates. There are four pizzettes with various simple toppings. I tried one with tomato, fennel and salami. Yummy, crisp and slightly sweet. From the small plates section, I had the veal meatballs with gorgonzola and the braised beef panini. The meatballs rocked. Veal and gorgonzola - what a combo. The panini was pretty good, too, especially the spiced pickle and onion marmalade spread. Also on the menu is roasted lamb with salsa verde, polenta with mozzarella and prosciutto, squash wrapped in pancetta, beef and pork lasagna, and a mixed green salad. Happy Hour is 4:30-6:00 and 9:00-close; $2 drink minimum. Pizzettes and small plates are $5. The regular bar menu includes pizza, antipasti, bruschette and formaggi. Prices range from $3 (one antipasti) to $16. Try it!

1230 NW Hoyt

Summer Hours: Sun-Thurs: Bar 4:30-9:30, Dining room 5-9:00
Fri & Sat: Bar 4:30-10:30, Dining room 5-10:00


Lizzy said...

Wow that sounds good. I will have to check out their happy hour!

Jessica said...

Hello Lady,

Thought I'd let you and your readers know that we have Garden Harvest Dinners at Fratelli coming up!

Tim's Garden Harvest Dinners Begin Tuesday, Aug. 29

Tim's garden is at its peak and we can't wait to share the incredible organic bounty with you. Beginning Tuesday, August 29th, Fratelli will feature an additional Garden Harvest Dinner menu created spontaneously from the day's harvest. Next week you will be enjoying fresh arugula, summer squash, blackberries, figs, mint, basil, and more basil! We will continue the Garden Harvest Dinners on Tuesdays until we've had our fill of heirloom tomatoes. But is that really possible?

Fratelli Cucina
1230 NW Hoyt